Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mission Athletecare Helps Keep You Cool! #TakeOnTheHeat

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**



We’re not just passionate about performance. We’re perseverance pioneers. Because like you — we find a way. A way to push a little harder. To move a little quicker. To feel a little stronger. We believe greatness is always in reach. But you’ve got to dig deep, you’ve got to harness your heat. That's why we build innovative thermoregulation technology into the fabric of all our products. We do it because when you control temperature, you unlock performance.

That can be The Difference Between Good and Great™.

Just in case you have never read my sites before, my family and I are HUGE Disney fans!!  We head down to Florida every year, usually in the fall.  If you have ever been to Florida, nine out of ten times it is still quite hot and humid in the fall.  We walk around Disney World all day, so we get quite hot and sweaty.  

Mission athletecare helps you keep cool with their line of EnduraCool products.

Mission’s Enduracool instant cooling technology chills fabric surface temperature by up to 30° to help you control temperature on demand. Quick cooling means you command a competitive edge – and when you control temperature, you unlock performance.

I was sent some of their cooling towels, and a headband to help us on our latest trip.


The towels are easy to use.  Soak them in water and ring out the excess.  Hold the towel at each end and snap it a couple of times.  That activates the cooling technology.  We kept the towels on our necks throughout the day, and they really did help.  We tested them for a couple hours one day, and then went with out them for a couple hours.  There was quite the difference.  The headband worked great too. 

We have a couple items that we always take with us, and these towels have been added to the list!!

You can purchase these and other Mission products through their website here, or through Amazon.  These would make great stocking stuffers!! 



This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Wooly From PAW5 Review And ~~Giveaway~~ #PAW5EnrichedLifeChallenge

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**




PAW5 began in 2015 with a simple problem: co-founder Dennis O’Donnell was trying to find an easy-to-use, but challenging feeder for his yellow lab, Dory. Some products were challenging, but were also messy and difficult to fill. Others were easy to fill, but more frustrating for Dory than they were engaging and enriching. So we built a team of dog-crazy people, and together made the Rock ’N Bowl - an easy-to-use, easy-to-clean puzzle feeder that challenges and engages dogs in their most natural behavior.

I love Kevin an awful lot.  He is my baby.  He loves getting presents in the mail.  He is worse then the kids when it comes to demanding them be open.  The second he smells the package and knows it's for him, he won't leave me alone until I open it!!

When his Wooly from PAW5 came in, he would not leave the box alone!!

An entirely unique experience, Wooly engages dogs’ powerful sense of smell as they snuffle, snort, and sniff their way through dinner or treat time. Built to stimulate a dog’s natural foraging instincts by mimicking the hunt for food in grass and fields, Wooly feeds both their belly and their brain. This means you are giving your dog a fuller, more active and more rewarding day, every day! Well done, you!




This mat is very soft and durable.  Kevin instantly did his put it in his mouth and shake it thing.  That's what he does with all of his toys!!



Then he decided to rest for a little bit while he waited for me to add treats to the mat.



He wasn't sure why I was putting treats in it at first, but he quickly went crazy digging for them!!  He has gone back and played with the mat multiple times, and he has even napped on it!!

I like that the mat is made out of recycled fabric.  It gives my dog enjoyment, and helps the environment.

PAW5 wants you to not only give your furry friend his or her daily needs, but they want you to enrich your dogs life.  Right now they would like pet owners to take the PAW5 Enriched Life Challenge.  It's a five day program to help you and your dog enjoy life to it's fullest.  You can read all about the challenge on PAW5's blog here.

You can purchase the Wooly mat directly from PAW5's site here.  

How would you like to try one of the Wooly's with your dog??  PAW5 would like to give one lucky reader their own Wooly.

Enter using the rafflecopter form below, and good luck.





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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

KYVAN Foods Makes Holiday Cooking Easier. Review And ~Giveaway~~

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**




Cooking is a way of life in the South and nobody knows that better than NFL Pro Reggie Kelly, owner of KYVAN® Foods.

“Since I was a little boy, cooking in my household has been an event within itself and my family is a big reason why I love to cook. Growing up, they would always tell me, “Reggie, when you cook, make sure you do it with love.” “My family believed that great meals should be prepared in such a way that once eaten, it would touch your “SOUL”. I gathered that I should cook in such a way that first time visitors would feel welcomed and feel as though they are a part of my family.”

Reggie gathered his families secret recipes, pitched the idea to retailers in 2011, and now we have before our eyes KYVAN® Foods.

I love to cook.  Ben and I both do and we cook a lot.  We host parties at the house, and bring food to most places we go.  We always host Christmas each year, and with that, we prepare Breakfast and Dinner.

KYVAN foods sent me a variety of products to try to make my Holiday meal time easier.  I must say each and every product is very delicious!!



The first food item I just had to try was their Sweet BBQ Sauce.  That night I was making chicken strips for the kids, and we all love them with BBQ sauce.  



The sauce has just the right amount of sweetness for us, and the kids devoured all of the chicken!!

For breakfast the next day, I used the Honey Apple Butter on the boys toast.  Lets just say they must have liked it because one jar is already gone!!



The Honey Apple Butter has a great apple and cinnamon taste to it.  I bet it would taste terrific on ice cream too, or you could do what I did, which was eat some right out of the jar!!

My Husband enjoyed the Hot Honey Apple Salsa with pita chips.  He ate the whole jar with his co workers!!  The boys and I ate the Mild Honey Apple Salsa with tortilla chips and YUMMY!!

Over all I am very impressed with all of KYVAN's foods.  They are absolutely delicious, and I can not wait for all my family to try the Honey Apple Butter Christmas morning. 

You can purchase KYVAN food items at your local Walmart so you can get them before Christmas.  They will make perfect gifts too!!  I bought a jar of the Sweet BBQ Sauce for each of my kids teachers!!  You can also get them through their website here.

I am very happy that I am able to give one lucky reader a couple of items to try for themselves, thanks to the good owners of KYVAN foods!!  You will receive a jar of Honey Apple Butter, Honey Apple Mild Salsa and a bottle of Original Hot Sauce!!

Enter using the rafflecopter form below, and good luck!!


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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Dart Zone Blitz Fire Quick Shot Blasters Only @Target

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**



Prime Time Toys "DART ZONE" is your ticket to dart gun fun! 

It's our line of high velocity foam dart guns. From our Powerbolt Belt Blaster, to the super cool Scorpion Gatling Blaster™, to the Raptor Mini-Dart Bow and hand held Talon Dart Blaster, we've got you covered.

If it's power you're looking for, check out the Scorpion Gatling Blaster™ toy dart gun. It shoots 20 foam darts in under 20 seconds! Feel the fun in your hands with the rotating barrel, and hear the power with the actual gatling blaster sound.

Is pump action your game? You'll love the pump action of the Powerbolt Belt Blaster dart gun. This rapid-fire blaster uses handle pump-action to blast super darts fast and far and blasts Super Darts up to 80 feet!

Want a fast loading and quick firing dart fun? Check out our Talon Dart Blaster and the Raptor Mini-Dart Bow. Check it all out at www.dartzonecovertops.com

My boys absolutely love to shot each other (and me) with their dart guns.  They could use them for hours and hours!!

I was sent Prime Time Toys latest dart guns, the Blitz Fire Blasters!!



These guns are a lot of fun, and shot up to 80 feet!!  With auto-advance rotating cylinders, you can shot 6 darts in rapid succession before reload!!  The blasters come with 12 darts, and you can purchase extras!!

These guns are sold exclusively at Target stores.  You can check out Prime Times Website, or your local Target store to see all the other awesome dart guns from Prime Time Toys.  They will make great gifts for those kids of all ages on your shopping list!!





This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Magic Sketch Review And ~~Giveaway~~

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**


Magic Sketch, a fun new way for your kids to draw, play, and learn!  The flexible, LCD screen is transparent, allowing kids to trace with the provided stencils or from their own images!  Magic Sketch is from the makers of the hit product Boogie Board who are also the leaders in crystal display technology.

With Magic Sketch your kids can create all kinds of amazing art and, unlike most tablets, the Magic Sketch is super kid proof!  They can drop it, toss it, even step on it -- it won’t break!  It’s completely water resistant, so if they have a spill, just wipe it off and keep going!  With the advanced internal electronics, you can clear the screen with just the push of a button!

Doug and Ben Jr both love to draw.  They sketch and color for hours.  When I was offered to review the Magic Sketch, I knew it would be right up their alley.



Each Magic Sketch includes:

•      Magic Sketch

•      Protector Guard

•      1 Roller

•      3 Stamps

•      20 Learning Stencils

•      20 Games Stencils

•      20 Art Stencils

I was having a blast drawing on the Magic Sketch.  I was writing love notes to my Husband!!  Erasing your work when you are done is simple, with a push of the button.

Both boys are going to love getting these under the tree this year!!  

Right now the Magic Sketches are sold out on line, but you can still get one for your special someone at a Michael's store near you.

Would you like to win one?  It will not arrive before Christmas, but it will make a perfect gift for birthday's, or even Valentines Day!!

Enter below using the rafflecopter form and good luck!!

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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Truly Pawsome Monthly Subscription For Your Furry Friends!

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**




What’s Truly Pawsome?

Truly Pawsome is inspired by our senior pug, Pork Chop.  Wanting to give him the best of everything led us to create specially curated boxes that we think everyone will love.  Pork Chop and his little brother Murray are chief taste testers and approve all treats and toys before we send them out.  They both demand the very best and we wouldn't offer them (or anyone else) any less!  The Truly Pawsome team is also dedicated to making all dogs happy and we pledge to donate 10% of all purchased subscriptions to rescues and shelters as we are want to help all dogs find their forever home.

Kevin is our baby.  The kids say we treat him better then we do them.  That is probably true!!  Kevin has a menagerie of toys, clothes, and bedding.  We rescued him from the pound two years ago, and ever sense I doubt his tail has ever sat on the ground.  He has his own cushion on the couch, and neither kid is allowed to sit there.  He literally kicks them off!!

Kevin always has plenty of gifts under the tree from Santa too.  This year he is getting some awesome goodies from Truly Pawsome!

Truly Pawsome is a monthly subscription service that delivers your favorite furry friend a box of fun goodies.  Kevin received some awesome items-



Nature Of The Beast Gourmet Dog Treats
Cocotherapy Macaroons Dog Treats
Spunky Pup Glow Ball
Alien Flex Toy
Dry Snout Soother

I let him have the Beast Dog Treats, and he wolfed them down quickly.  He really wants the rest of the toys, but I told him he has to wait till Christmas!!

Each box from Truly Pawsome comes with 4-5 items.  You can purchase the boxes in 1, 3, 6, or 12 month plans.  The longer your subscription the more you save on each box!!

Signing up is easy, just head to their site, enter your dogs size (so he/she gets the right sized toys,) and pick the subscription.  

Your furry friend will love you more each time the box arrives at the door.  Kevin does!!




This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

American Plastic Toys For Boys & Girls!

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given product for review purposes.**



American Plastic Toys has proudly manufactured safe toys in United States since 1962.
We currently operate a total of five facilities in Michigan and Mississippi. Our product line includes over 125 different items ranging from a simple sand pail to a play kitchen set.

We assemble 100% of the toys in our product line in the United States. Most of the components in our products are molded in our plants or purchased from US companies. Less than four percent of our toy value content is imported from the Far East. The majority of this small percentage consists of sound components and fasteners. Toys with imported components only represent 25% of our entire product line. None of these components are painted or include phthalates.

Trying to find new and exciting toys for my boys is tough.  Each year Santa never knows what to bring them.  Some years they want just electronics.  Other years they want a lot of toys.  This year both boys asked for big trucks.

I was given the chance to work with American Plastic Toys, and they have a couple of awesome big trucks.  I was sent their Gigantic Dump Truck and Gigantic Loader Truck.  






These rugged vehicles are gigantic in size (nearly two feet long) and feature strong steel axles to withstand even the toughest young trucker! With a working dump bed and loader arm, kids can rules the construction site.

These trucks are quite sturdy, and I know will give my boys hours of fun!!  The dump truck bed moves to unload all your hauls, and the loader lifts things up with ease!!

If you read my blog regularly, you know I have a new baby niece who helps me review products.  She begged me to let her review the Deluxe Beauty Salon.  (OK, shes only 3 months old, and didn't really beg.  I wanted to play with it!!)




The new Deluxe Beauty Salon will make any budding stylists dreams come true. This salon set includes a hairdryer, scissors, makeup and more, with working lights and a built-in sink. It also comes with a sturdy stool for sitting and playing. Designed for easy assembly – no screws needed. Requires 2 AAA batteries (not included).

This set comes with so many cool things.  Allie, or as I like to call her Miss. Gator, and I played with the hair dryer, combed each others hair (well she watched,) and pretended to add makeup.  She thought it was fun and laughed and laughed.

If you have a little girl on your shopping list who loves to dress up and play with hair, she will love this Beauty Salon!!

Check out the full line of American Plastic Toys here.

You can find American Plastic Toys at many local retailers like Walmart, Toys R Us, Kmart, and Big Lots. 




This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England. This post may contain affiliate links.